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    I usually use a slow turning motion while pulling them out. I'd rather have a piece of tick in me than limes. The 36 hour rule is what I've read in several medical articles. Best thing is to shower after being in the woods, use a washcloth over every square inch of your body. If there's a tick embedded already it will get irritated enough to find with the wash cloth. I'm spraying my boots and pants with Sawyer for this spring.



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    Counter clockwise twist , once they are out , I burn them for my own pleasures.

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    I must stink because I don't get very many ticks on me. However, prior to Turkey hunting this year I sprayed all my clothes & boots with Sawyers. I have seen those tick removal tools, look neet, but figure I will not know where it is when I do get a tick on me.

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    Looks like back to using tweezers
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    this time of year I BATH in deep woods off before entering the woods wear beige pants white shirt. then full body inspection and change clothes immediately after getting home.
    prevention is best

    If one latches on tweezers asap
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    My wife got a tick removal tool from the vet and it works great.So far we have had to use it several times on my dogs and once to remove a tick from my son.It hooks to her key ring so finding it is not a problem.

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    I always put a bit of bleach on a rag and wipe... always worked for me, the acetone in polish remover works too
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    I wouldn't be able to wait 3.6 hours with a tick "embedded" in me...I'm always checking and have been lucky so far, they're everywhere here in NC and they are gonna be bad this year due to light winter.

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    Use tweezers!!!, here is a link to the American Lyme Disease Foundation.. I think they know what they are doing. Watch the video's although I will admit the tick are not embedded very deep at all and they dont all come out as easily as they show

    http://www.aldf.com/videos.shtml

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    My physician said that the only safe way to remove a tick is to use tweezers and slowly pull the tick until it lets go. The main thing is to do this very slow. The other methods can cause the tick to leave its head in if it dies which it will. This is like using the old wifes tale of using a match blowing it out and touching it to the tick.
    Look on the medical sites and you will see they recommend pulling it out slowly.

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    Just ripping them off works well for me. I went to KY this past weekend and pull off 13 ticks in one day!

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    What is Sawyers?
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    I was told a while back for dipping dogs to use lemon joy , kills ticks and fleas instantly. It doesn't keep them off just kills the ones on them. So I started using it myself in the shower after a day in the woods, none found so far when I use it . Working excellent so far. Has to be lemon joy , no dawn or any other brand
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    Some info someone sent me today

    children, or your pets. Give it a try.

    Please forward to anyone with children.... or hunters or dogs,
    or anyone who even steps outside in summer!!

    A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough
    to share -- And it really works!

    "I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best
    way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in
    those places where it's some times difficult to get to with
    tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of
    dark hair, etc."



    "Apply a blob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the
    tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few
    seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be
    stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This
    technique has worked every time I've used it (and that
    was frequently, and it's much less traumatic for the
    patient and easier for me."

    "Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this
    would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's
    wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her
    back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used
    this method and immediately called me back to say,
    "It worked!"

    Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhody Hunter View Post
    Got this e-mail from my bow club.has anybody tried this . With turkey season here if you get a tick try it out and rport bck how it worked. Or what other methods work well for you.

    All, Given ticks are supposed to be a real problem this year,
    thought you might be interested in below.


    Tick Removal
    A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where
    they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her
    simple instructions. Read this one as it could save you from
    some major problems.

    Tick Removal:
    Spring is here and the ticks will soon be showing their heads.
    Here is a good way to get them off you, your children,
    or your pets. Give it a try.

    Please forward to anyone with children, hunters or dogs;
    or anyone who even steps outside in summer!
    A School Nurse has written the info below--good enough
    to share--and it really works!

    "I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best
    way to remove a tick. This is great because it works in
    those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with
    tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of
    dark hair, etc."
    "Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick
    with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few
    seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be
    stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.
    This technique has worked every time I've used it
    (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic
    for the patient and easier for me.."
    "Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this
    would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's
    wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her
    back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used
    this method and immediately called me back to say,
    "It worked!"
    that method absolutely did not work anytime I tried it

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    Don't forget that Lyme's Disease (while much worse) isn't the only thing you can get from a tick.

    Last year I found one on my hip after a day on the Field course. Woke up the next morning and found another one that had gone undetected the night before. Two days later I hurt. Everything ached. My shoulders, knees, arms, legs. Even my hair hurt. Went to the Dr and got antibiotics to fight off Rocky Mountain Spotless Fever. It is the same as the SPotted Fever but doesn't have the spots (as if you couldn't figure that one out). I felt a LOT better within 24 hrs but it felt rough for a day or so.
    **This post was in no way, shape, or form intended to be the Gospel. Your experience may have been and may continue to be different. That is OK. We can still get along.**
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    Also I advise in using some sort of preventative repellant. I have been using permethrin spray for 2 years now and thankfully it has been working very well. I treat all my hunting and outdoor clothing with it one time a year (sometimes more if I wash an article of clothing more often than some of the others) because it says one application will last several washes. To my knowledge I have experienced ZERO side effects from using the diluted permethrin spray and following all precautions and directions it has worked awesome.

    My recommendation to you all... Spend some money and try it. It works great for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nockhuntin88 View Post
    Also I advise in using some sort of preventative repellant. I have been using permethrin spray for 2 years now and thankfully it has been working very well. I treat all my hunting and outdoor clothing with it one time a year (sometimes more if I wash an article of clothing more often than some of the others) because it says one application will last several washes. To my knowledge I have experienced ZERO side effects from using the diluted permethrin spray and following all precautions and directions it has worked awesome.

    My recommendation to you all... Spend some money and try it. It works great for me.

    BTW the person who asked what sawyers is.... That is the brand of permethrin spray i use. Got a good sized spray bottle of it from cabelas for like 20 something I think. Works awesome. There is enough in that single bottle to last me a few years more than likely.
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    Have a friend who does work for the military and he get some stuff called (tick out) put a couple drops on the tick and he comes out. He and his crew who clean up military ranges and bomb sites swear by it, have some just waiting on a tick to find a home on me, I also spray my cothing with sawyers. I had lyme disease once already about 4 years ago don't need to do it again...

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    Here's a tip.
    If you find that a tick has embedded itself into you, there's a chance you might get Lymes disease.

    Pull the tick, put it in a baggie.
    DON'T take it to your doctor for testing. Take it to your vet.
    Tell him Fido got it and you want it tested for Lyme.
    50 bucks compared to half the national debt.

    If it comes up positive THEN see the doctor..
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    Quote Originally Posted by threetoe View Post
    Here's a tip.
    If you find that a tick has embedded itself into you, there's a chance you might get Lymes disease.

    Pull the tick, put it in a baggie.
    DON'T take it to your doctor for testing. Take it to your vet.
    Tell him Fido got it and you want it tested for Lyme.
    50 bucks compared to half the national debt.

    If it comes up positive THEN see the doctor..
    GENIUS.... Working the system to its fullest extent I see. Great Idea. I will use that...
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    Quarter turn counter clockwise with very gentle pull using tweezers. None of that other crap works.
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    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1466835

    Not 100% but wearing this got last two years turkey hunting and scouting only found two ticks crawling down my pant leg I believe trying to get away
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    http://www.stopticks.org/prevention/index.asp

    http://www.cdc.gov/Features/StopTicks/

    deet and sawyer duranon permethrin (0n clothing) help keep them away. Light weight compression fit clothing also helps keep them off your skin. The old wives tails kill them instantly, but are hard to find.

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    If a tic happens to be so brave as to bite me, I just flex and it pops out, and then I bite it back!

    Or if I'm lucky I can get the ol lady to use her last 4 teeth to pull it out.

    Seriously...I just use tweezers. Never had an issue, and I'm not paranoid about any disease they carry. I'm pretty consistant in checking for tics so, its rare that one even bites me and if it does, I have it off of me in a matter of hours.
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